Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) Reviews

August 6, 2019
Emil Jannings portrays this role superbly... This surely is one of the finest examples of tragic acting yet furnished from the screen.
May 30, 2019
Once the party's over, the money's lost and the humiliation has set in, what leader, what purifying force can rescue everyone from this devastating shame, while supplying something of the same erotic, exalting excitement?
July 28, 2008
The first film collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, this reeks with decay and sexuality.
July 28, 2008
If The Blue Angel is familiar material, it is also the sort of hing that Jannings does better than anyone else.
June 2, 2008
On top of the drawing power of Jannings comes the discovery of a new magnet, Marlene Dietrich.
February 9, 2006
The film looks and sounds its age, but remains enthralling.
January 28, 2006
Not only is Mr. Jannings's and Miss Dietrich's acting excellent, but they are supported by an unusually competent cast.
June 20, 2002
You can't hear 'Falling In Love Again' too many times.
December 6, 2001
Dietrich brought to her role a haunting combination of freshness and world-weariness.
October 8, 2001
Intriguing for its glimpses of backstage life in shabby German postwar vaudeville, and for Dietrich's performance.
September 28, 2001
She smolders, she smirks, she fails to be amused, she dominates, she destroys.
July 31, 2001
Most impressive is Sternberg's gift of concision and elaboration. Glide and dwell, glide and dwell. He knows when to compress, when to intensify.